Never Gonna Give You Up

Or should I say Never Gonna Give You Up, ever so slightly mashed up with Here Comes The Hotstepper! This one is for Julie who celebrates her birthday today. Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up was recorded in 1987, though I’m not sure if this helps my claim that 1987 was the best musical year of the 80s! It topped the charts in no fewer than 25 countries, but more recently has been the subject of the Rickrolling internet meme. The idea is that internet users are baited into clicking on a link which has nothing to do with the Rick Astley classic, but on clicking on the link they end up seeing the video for Never Gonna Give You Up. Unfortunately Rick Astley hasn’t benefitted from this meme, earning only $12. It has, however, succeeded in ensuring that this wonderful Barack Obama Rickroll video was seen by over 7 million YouTube viewers:

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my version of Never Gonna Give You Up. Happy birthday, Julie! If it’s your first time on the site, find out why I’m playing a tune a day here or see all of my November songs.